Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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katzenmusik

A darkly comic story about social inequality and upheaval, told in reverse. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Landmines

A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Real Estate

A sharply observed, epic play combining elements of social realism and satire, which asks: who do our homes really belong to, and who gets to tell our stories? In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Red Helicopter

A thrilling, epic story about innocence, community and the dangerous power of unquestioning belief. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Skunk

A surreal, dreamlike and hilarious play exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Spooky Action at a Distance

A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.

THREE

A funny, dark and thrilling play about family connections and the fallout from violence. In the Multiplay Drama series.

VS09

A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Sink

A play of two voices for one actor, about memory, catastrophe and sacrifice.

Flights

A haunting and funny play about bereavement, brotherhood and breaking away from your past.

Flamingoland

A big-hearted, bittersweet comedy about mothers, sisters, love and lies.

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Cherry Blossom

A play about the myths, ideas and realities of migration and identity in the twenty-first century.

Mine

A haunting drama about adoption, premiered by Shared Experience.

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The Convict's Opera

The world's first ever musical, The Beggar's Opera, is performed on board a creaking convict ship bound for Australia.

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Six Acts of Love

A bittersweet play about the rich complexities of life, love and death.

Unbroken

A radical, modern-day re-interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s taboo-breaking 1897 play La Ronde, with its 'daisy chain' of sexual encounters.

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Parlour Song

A blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy suburbia.

Lay Me Down Softly

A heartfelt slice of life in small-town Ireland, brimming with passions and all-too-human foibles, from the author of the well-loved Wexford Trilogy.